Mahindra & Mahindra, the home-grown automaker, keeping its promise, has felicitated the Rio Olympic stars, silver medalist shuttler P V Sindhu and bronze medalist wrestler Sakshi Malik with its Thar 4X4 off-roader. Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, M&M Ltd., handed over the keys of the Mahindra Thar to the two sportspersons at a felicitation ceremony held at the company's manufacturing plant in Kandivali, Mumbai. Both PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik received the honour for their impeccable performances at the recently concluded Rio Olympics 2016.
Speaking at the felicitation ceremony, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said "It is my pleasure to felicitate Sindhu and Sakshi with the Mahindra Thar as they put India on the global map with their historic victory. Built to take on anything from bad roads to bad weather, the legendary off-roader Thar is a perfect match to our Olympic stars and aptly complement their ability to boldly take on competition. Today, they have become role models for the youth in India who wants to excel not just in sports but in any arena. Fighting all odds to come out on top, they symbolize the go anywhere spirit of the Thar and hence it is an ideal vehicle for our Olympic stars to make a personalized statement."
P V Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal, while Sakshi earned the distinction of becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal, bronze in her case. According to the star shuttler P V Sindhu, "I am thankful to Mahindra for recognizing my efforts and encouraging me to excel in future matches. The Thar is an iconic off-roader and I am looking forward to owning and driving this stylish off-roader." Just so you know, Anand Mahindra had announced on Twitter that the company would be gifting a brand new customized Thar SUV to both Sindhu and Malik, and the duo got the delivery today. While receiving the keys to the vehicle, Sakshi Malik said, "I am very pleased to own the Thar and would especially like to thank Mr. Mahindra for this very special gesture and the #TharForSakshi Twitter Campaign, which received overwhelming support. With its rugged looks and power-packed performance, the Thar is indeed a great compliment to my personality."